The exec and eval commands can be used to run
Kakoune commands, and should be used as follows:
exec [<flags>] <key> ...
eval [<flags>] <command> ...
exec runs keys as if they were pressed, whereas eval
executes its given parameters as if they were entered in the command prompt.
By default, their execution happens within the context of the current
client, and stops when the last key/command is reached, or an error is
These two commands also save the following registers, who are then
restored when the commands have been executed: /, ",
|, ^, @.
execute in the context of the client named
execute in the context of the client named name if
such client exists, or else in the current context
execute in a copy of the context of the selected client.
Modifications to the selections or input state will not affect the client.
This allows making some modification to the buffer without modifying the
-itersel (requires -draft)
execute once per selection, in a context with only the
considered selection. This allows one to avoid cases where the selections may
execute in the context of each buffers in the comma
separated list names, as a name can be used to iterate on all
disable hook execution while executing the
use user key mapping in instead of built in keys
regs is a string of registers to be restored after
execution (overwrites the list of registers saved by default, c.f.